29 October, 2015

REVIEW: SCARLET by Marissa Meyer

Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 452

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SYNOPSIS: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

REVIEW: ERAGON by Christopher Paolini

Title: Eragon
Author: Christopher Paolini
Series: The Inheritance Cycle #1
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Fiction
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release: 2003
Source: Hardcover
Pages: 509

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BLURB: One boy. One dragon. A world of adventure.When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.

Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.

28 October, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Harry Potter Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Harry Potter Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay! Who doesn't know (and love) Harry Potter? Admit it, he was your companion through out your whole childhood and teenage years, his adventures were your adventures, and why not? pretty sure you had a crush at one point on a character... am I wrong? ;)

Be aware that this is only the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (or Sorcerer's) Stone. For now we only have the first one... we will have to wait longer for the rest.

Publication date: 6th October, 2015
Deluxe Edition: 5th November, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

27 October, 2015


Title: These Shallow Graves
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Series: -
Genres: YA, History Fiction, Mystery
Publisher: Random House
Source: ARC
Pages: 496

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SYNOPSIS: Set in gilded age New York, These Shallow Graves follows the story of Josephine Montfort, an American aristocrat. Jo lives a life of old-money ease. Not much is expected of her other than to look good and marry well. But when her father dies due to an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world starts to tarnish. With the help of a handsome and brash reporter, and a young medical student who moonlights in the city morgue, Jo uncovers the truth behind her father’s death and learns that if you’re going to bury the past, you’d better bury it deep.

20 October, 2015


Title: Queen of Shadows
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #4
Genres: YA, Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 656

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SYNOPSIS: The queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series contrinues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

14 October, 2015


Title: Snow Like Ashes
Author: Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes #1
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: Kindle Edition
Pages: 432

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SYNOPSIS: Game of Thrones meets Graceling in this striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self. Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast story of loyalty, love, and controlling one’s destiny.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. The Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been searching for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild their kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter’s future king—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of half of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself—only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics, and to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

13 October, 2015

LIFE and DEATH: true gift or just a seek for money?

I think I will not be wrong if I say there is not a single reader left among you who has not heard of the Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Let's be honest, half of you most likely either have the book already or are really looking forward to reading it! Now, I am not here to judge or point fingers at people, after all Twilight got many people into reading and I have made my peace with it long time ago. But today I want to talk about something else, today I want to ask you:

Do you think Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined was a true gift to the twilighters or just another way to earn money?

09 October, 2015


Title: All The Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Series: -
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Fourth State
Source: Paperback
Pages: 531

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SYNOPSIS: Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When Marie-Laure is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris, and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.


Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Genres: YA, Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 562

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SYNOPSIS: Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.

07 October, 2015

03 October, 2015

TBR: OCTOBER by HannahCassie

And October is here! Can you believe it? So fast! So last month I set off to finish a few series and this month I am determined to continue on my mission! So this month we focus on finishing The Infernal Devices series, catching up on Throne of Glass, move further with Cinder and read absolutely new and I am sure amazing Six of Crowns!

What are you guys reading this month?

02 October, 2015

WRAP UP: September of HannahCassie

So September is over. I cannot believe it! The autumn just started and here one month of it is already gone! NO! Please autumn, do not leave me!!! Okay, tears wiped away, nose blown it is time for the September Wrap Up! And in this beautiful month I have managed to a read a total of 5 books! Booooo! BUT I also got my University Diploma so ain't that bad after all? Maybe? 

01 October, 2015


And there are only three months to finish off the year... I can't believe it. I still have to read 10 more books to complete my reading challenge. I hope I can make it! For October I have chosen these 4 books. Have you guys heard of the James Potter series by G. Norman Lippert? Obviously not the same as Harry Potter (nothing compares to HP by queen JK Rowling) but they're good as well and quite entertaining :)

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